Podcast with Professor Kim Cameron
My guest today is Kim Cameron, one of the top 10 scholars in organizational sciences. Kim recently spoke at the Canadian Conference on developing positive leadership practices. Find out what people learned.
Kim Cameron’s Website: http://webuser.bus.umich.edu/cameronk/?_ga=1.99712030.1617036109.1465915693
What does it really take to be a positive leader? And how can you ensure a more positive approach doesn’t go wrong? Today, I talk with Kim Cameron, a leading scholar on these topics and positive psychology.
In this interview, you will hear the how the positive impact of positive energy and relational energy are measurable down to the cellular level. Kim also shares that contribution is more powerful than achievement and he provides examples from the University of Michigan. Some employees may perceive positive practices as manipulation and Kim shares why he believes this opposition will not become more common.
This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology.
Tune in to hear more!
- [2:20] – People with positive energy and relational energy are four times more likely to succeed.
- [5:53] – The characteristics of positively energizing leaders.
- [7:45] – The heliotropic effect and how to unleash it.
- [9:22] – Contribution goals trump achievement goals
- [12:58] – Kim talks about the culture of abundance and its positive impact on organizations.
- [14:34] – The notion of happiness and well-being can be used as a manipulation.
- [16:18] – Positive practices show results at the cellular level.
- [18:31] – The lightning round with Kim Cameron
- “Practicing Positive Leadership” – Kim Cameron
- Harvard Business Review article by Kim Cameron on “Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive”
- “Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being” – Martin Seligman
- “Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life” – Barbara Fredrickson
- “The Science of Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener” – Ed Diener
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Special thanks to Kim for joining me this week. Until next time, take care!